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Thursday  April 10, 2003

Kurds sweep into oil-rich Kirkuk; coalition forces press closer to Saddam hometown - 4/10/03 11:23 PM
KIRKUK, Iraq (AP) -- With stunning speed and barely a fight, Kirkuk and its oil fields changed hands Thursday. By sundown, Kurdish fighters roamed unchallenged through the streets, looters had emptied government buildings down to the bathroom fixtures and statues of Saddam Hussein lay broken in the dust.
U.S. forces to negotiate surrender in Mosul - 4/10/03 11:15 PM
DOHUK, Iraq (AP) -- U.S.-led forces have started moving early Friday into Mosul -- the largest city northern Iraq -- and military leaders planned to meet with representatives to negotiate the city's surrender.
Anti-war demonstrators sue Chicago over arrests - 4/10/03 11:12 PM
CHICAGO (AP) -- Anti-war demonstrators arrested during a downtown Chicago protest sued the city Thursday, saying their protest had been peaceful and police violated a promise to let them march.
Iran says 100,000 Iraqi refugees rush to Iranian border - 4/10/03 10:37 PM
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- International aid is needed quickly for about 100,000 Iraqi refugees who have rushed to the Iranian border in the past two days, Iran's official news agency reported Thursday.
Iran complains to Washington _ via Switzerland _ about U.S. missile that killed teenager - 4/10/03 10:11 PM
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran's foreign ministry complained Thursday about a stray U.S. missile that landed in Iran this week and killed a teenager, the official Islamic Republic News Agency reported.
Allied airstrikes target Saddam's half brother and close aide, in push to wipe out regime - 4/10/03 10:01 PM
DOHA, Qatar (AP) -- Coalition warplanes bombed a building early Friday believed to be occupied by Saddam Hussein's half brother, a close adviser who allegedly helped stash billions of dollars abroad for the Iraqi leader.
State Department issues travel advisories for China, Indonesia - 4/10/03 9:57 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Americans should defer nonessential travel to China because of the new respiratory virus that has spread rapidly throughout Asia, the U.S. State Department said Thursday.
Kurds sweep into northern Iraq, Bush addresses Iraqis - 4/10/03 9:51 PM
Opposition forces crumbled in northern Iraq on Thursday as U.S. and Kurdish troops seized oil-rich Kirkuk without a fight and held a second city within their grasp. U.S. commanders said signs pointed to a last stand by Iraqis in Saddam Hussein's birthplace of Tikrit.
Air campaign is shifting focus from bombing Baghdad to hitting Iraqi troops in north - 4/10/03 9:25 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The allied air campaign, credited with decimating Iraq's best defenders of Baghdad, is shifting its focus to targets mostly in northern Iraq while backing up Army and Marine ground troops in Baghdad and elsewhere, officials said Thursday.
Reports: Kremlin doesn't believe its diplomatic convoy was intentionally fired on in Iraq - 4/10/03 8:55 PM
MOSCOW (AP) -- The Kremlin does not believe U.S. troops intentionally fired on a Russian diplomatic convoy as it evacuated Baghdad, the Interfax and ITAR-Tass news agencies reported Thursday, citing unidentified high-level Kremlin sources.
Marines told to stop looting, enforce curfew in Baghdad - 4/10/03 8:54 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The illegal Iraqi "sale of the century," where looters boosted booty of all makes, models, shapes and sizes from buildings across Baghdad, prompted orders Thursday for U.S. Marines to crack down on thieves.
Mystery callers falsely tell military families their loved ones died in Iraq - 4/10/03 8:16 PM
CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (AP)-- Callers posing as American Red Cross workers have falsely told military spouses around the country that their loved ones were killed in the war with Iraq, the Red Cross said.
Secretary-General says he expects U.N. inspectors to return as soon as possible - 4/10/03 8:12 PM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- With U.S. disarmament teams already operating inside Iraq, Secretary-General Kofi Annan said Thursday he expects U.N. weapons inspectors to be able to return as soon as possible.
Kurdish fighters take strategic northern city - 4/10/03 7:47 PM
KHANEQIN, Iraq (AP) -- Crowds welcomed Kurdish fighters with flowers and candy Thursday when they swept into the strategic city of Khaneqin, capturing it without a fight.
Experts say U.S. `discovery' of nuclear materials in Iraq was breach of U.N.-monitored site - 4/10/03 7:43 PM
VIENNA, Austria (AP) -- American troops who suggested they uncovered evidence of an active nuclear weapons program in Iraq unwittingly may have stumbled across known stocks of low-grade uranium, officials said Thursday. They said the U.S. troops may have broken U.N. seals meant to keep control of the radio
After decades of abuse, Baghdad's Shiites taste freedom _ and tension - 4/10/03 7:41 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- With no one else to do it, mosque preacher Amar al-Saadi took charge Thursday in Saddam City, a Baghdad slum dominated by Shiite Muslims and named for the Sunni Muslim leader they despised.
Kurds sweep into northern Iraq, Bush addresses Iraqis - 4/10/03 7:21 PM
Opposition forces crumbled in northern Iraq on Thursday as U.S. and Kurdish troops seized oil-rich Kirkuk without a fight and held a second city within their grasp. U.S. commanders said signs pointed to a last stand by Iraqis in Saddam Hussein's birthplace of Tikrit.
U.S. bears down on Saddam Hussein's hometown, using conventional and special forces - 4/10/03 7:13 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. commanders are trying to forestall a last stand by Saddam Hussein's loyalists in his hometown of Tikrit by pressing ahead with bombing strikes and special operations missions near the desert city, defense officials said Thursday.
Marines told to stop looting, enforce curfew in Baghdad - 4/10/03 7:02 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The illegal Iraqi "sale of the century," where looters boosted booty of all makes, models, shapes and sizes from buildings across Baghdad, prompted orders Thursday for U.S. Marines to crack down on thieves.
NYPD says it will destroy database of protesters' political information - 4/10/03 6:54 PM
NEW YORK (AP) -- New York City police have ended a practice of questioning arrested anti-war demonstrators about their political affiliations and are destroying a database containing the information, officials said Thursday.
Suicide attack, firefights around Baghdad as some Iraqis organize efforts to stop looting - 4/10/03 6:53 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- In a stark reminder the war is still on, U.S. troops skirmished with bands of Saddam Hussein loyalists in parts of Baghdad on Thursday. A suicide attacker set off a bomb, wounding four Marines, and Iraqi artillery shells apparently hit an Army-held compound.
Finding scientists who made chemical or biological weapons may be hard - 4/10/03 6:53 PM
Finding any chemical or biological weapons in Iraq is already proving hard enough, but locating hundreds of people involved in the programs -- from the scientist who produced some of the most lethal weapons in the world to the Iraqi generals who may know where they are hidden -- could be even tougher.
Some Arab volunteers returning home, disillusioned by jihad in Iraq - 4/10/03 6:51 PM
CAIRO, Egypt (AP) -- It was a phenomenon of Arab brotherhood: From across the Mideast and even farther afield, hundreds of young men made their way to Iraq to fight the U.S. and British "invaders."
GOP leaders search for way to save budget deal - 4/10/03 6:50 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Top congressional Republicans hunted for support Thursday from pivotal moderate senators for a retooled House-Senate budget deal that could pave the way for passage this year of up to $550 billion in tax cuts through 2013.
Armored, mobile labs sniff for chem-bio weapons in Iraq - 4/10/03 6:46 PM
Enlisted in the search for chemical weapons in Iraq beyond the 15,000 U.S. troops certified as bio-chem specialists are disarmament teams from Bulgaria and the Czech Republic and some former U.N. weapons inspectors.
New York City asking diners to eat at all restaurants, including French ones - 4/10/03 6:43 PM
NEW YORK (AP) -- Tourism officials want New Yorkers to say "oui" to dining in all of the city's restaurants -- and yes, they say, that includes the French ones.
IMF and World Bank pledge help in Iraq rebuilding, U.S. seeks debt relief - 4/10/03 6:39 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Leaders of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank pledged on Thursday to help provide billions of dollars to rebuild Iraq. But first, they plan to send fact-finding missions to uncover the mysteries of an economy that has been shrouded in secrecy for more than two decades.
Search for Saddam's ill-gotten gains picks up speed - 4/10/03 6:31 PM
GENEVA (AP) -- Now that Saddam Hussein is no longer in power, the race is on to find the billions he is believed to have secretly stashed outside Iraq.
A brief overview of the battlefield - 4/10/03 6:30 PM
A crowd in the Iraqi holy city of Najaf hacked to death two clerics from rival Shiite Muslim factions, a stark demonstration of the potential for civilian violence U.S. troops have yet to control and political unrest they may yet face.
Iraqis get TV greetings from Bush, Blair - 4/10/03 6:10 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Iraqis accustomed to seeing Saddam Hussein on state-run television saw President Bush instead Thursday evening, ushering in a new U.S.-run campaign to win over the country using broadcasts as well as bombs.
U.S. forces poised to go to Mosul - 4/10/03 6:06 PM
DOHUK, Iraq (AP) -- U.S.-led forces were poised to enter the northern Iraqi city of Mosul on Thursday. Kurdish military leaders said remnants of Saddam Hussein's forces had offered to surrender, if they were granted amnesty and if coalition bombing stopped.
Air campaign is shifting focus from bombing Baghdad to hitting Iraqi troops in north - 4/10/03 5:54 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The allied air campaign, credited with decimating Iraq's best defenders of Baghdad, is shifting its focus to targets mostly in northern Iraq while backing up Army and Marine ground troops in Baghdad and elsewhere, officials said Thursday.
Islamic Web sites bemoan 'occupation' of Baghdad, Arabic chat rooms flame with opposing views - 4/10/03 5:48 PM
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Arab chat rooms on the Internet brimmed Thursday with elation and wariness over U.S. successes in Iraq, while militant Islamic Web sites warned Muslims to prepare for a new "confrontation."
Former banker has aspirations to lead Iraq - 4/10/03 5:43 PM
CAIRO, Egypt (AP) -- Ahmad Chalabi, among the most prominent opponents of President Saddam Hussein to have returned to Iraq, has friends in the United States -- but many question how much support the former banker, convicted felon and nearly lifelong exile has in Iraq.
Experts say U.S. `discovery' of nuclear materials in Iraq was breach of U.N.-monitored site - 4/10/03 5:34 PM
VIENNA, Austria (AP) -- American troops who suggested they uncovered evidence of an active nuclear weapons program in Iraq unwittingly may have stumbled across known stocks of low-grade uranium, officials said Thursday. They said the U.S. troops may have broken U.N. seals meant to keep control of the radio
GOP leaders search for way to save budget deal - 4/10/03 5:26 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Top congressional Republicans hunted for support Thursday from pivotal moderate senators for a retooled House-Senate budget deal that could pave the way for passage this year of up to $626 billion in tax cuts through 2013.
Remains of soldiers killed in Iraq arrive at Air Force base in Delaware - 4/10/03 5:26 PM
DOVER, Del. (AP) -- The remains of nine U.S. service members killed in Iraq arrived Thursday at Dover Air Force Base from Ramstein Air Base in Germany.
U.S. bears down on Saddam Hussein's hometown, using conventional and special forces - 4/10/03 5:26 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In Saddam Hussein's hometown power base, the desert city of Tikrit, loyalists and remnants of his military forces may be preparing to make a last stand.
Kirkuk's oil fields loom as possible flashpoint for Kurds, Turks - 4/10/03 5:15 PM
KIRKUK, Iraq (AP) -- Kurds, Turks and Americans sought Thursday to avert any violent scramble for control of the prolific oil fields around Kirkuk after Iraqi defenses appeared to collapse in the strategic northern city.
Kurds sweep into oil-rich Kirkuk; coalition forces press closer to Saddam hometown - 4/10/03 5:14 PM
KIRKUK, Iraq (AP) -- With stunning speed and barely a fight, Kirkuk and its oil fields changed hands Thursday. By sundown, Kurdish fighters roamed unchallenged through the streets, looters had emptied government buildings down to the bathroom fixtures and statues of Saddam Hussein lay broken in the dust.
French, German leaders hail fall of Saddam regime, rise of UN influence - 4/10/03 5:11 PM
PARIS (AP) -- The leaders of France and Germany, two of the most vocal critics of the U.S.-led war on Iraq, both hailed the crumbling of the Saddam Hussein regime Thursday -- one enthusiastically, the other grudgingly.
IMF and World Bank pledge help in Iraq rebuilding, U.S. seeks debt relief - 4/10/03 5:10 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Leaders of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank pledged on Thursday to help provide billions of dollars to rebuild Iraq. But first, they were sending fact-finding missions to uncover the mysteries of an economy that has been shrouded in secrecy for more than two decades.
Kurds sweep into northern Iraq, Bush addresses Iraqis - 4/10/03 5:10 PM
Kurdish and American forces swept into Kirkuk and other areas around Iraq's rich northern oil fields on Thursday, fresh evidence that Saddam Hussein's regime was history. "Your nation will soon be free," President Bush promised Iraqis in a televised address.
In Basra's cells, telling reminders of Saddam's repressive regime - 4/10/03 5:09 PM
BASRA, Iraq (AP) -- The evidence is in the scars, stories and memories of the maimed. The proof is in the cattle prods, branding irons, meat hooks and manacles made purely for pain, which was often a prelude to death.
Suicide attack, firefights around Baghdad as some Iraqis organize efforts to stop looting - 4/10/03 4:40 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- In a stark reminder the war is still on, U.S. troops skirmished with bands of Saddam Hussein loyalists in parts of Baghdad on Thursday. A suicide attacker set off a bomb, wounding four Marines, and Iraqi artillery shells apparently hit an Army-held compound.
Two Islamic clerics die in attack at Shiite shrine at meeting meant to promote peace, witnesses say - 4/10/03 4:34 PM
NAJAF, Iraq (AP) -- A furious crowd hacked to death two clerics during a melee Thursday at one of Shiite Islam's holiest shrines, witnesses said, at a meeting meant to serve as a model for reconciliation in post-Saddam Iraq.
First burial at Arlington National Cemetery for soldier killed in Iraq war - 4/10/03 4:25 PM
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) -- Saluted as "a warrior and a Ranger," Capt. Russell B. Rippetoe was laid to rest Thursday at Arlington National Cemetery, the first soldier from the Iraqi conflict to be buried on the historic grounds.
Israel dismisses reserve soldiers called up because of Iraqi missile threat - 4/10/03 4:25 PM
JERUSALEM (AP) -- In a sign of easing tensions over the war in Iraq, the Israeli army on Thursday sent home reserve soldiers called up to boost the country's air defense in case of an attack by Iraq.
Kurds sweep into northern Iraq, Bush addresses Iraqis - 4/10/03 4:25 PM
American and Kurdish forces swept into Kirkuk and other areas around Iraq's rich northern oil fields on Thursday, fresh evidence that Saddam Hussein's regime was history. "Your nation will soon be free," President Bush promised Iraqis in a televised address.
Pentagon expects parallel U.S.-led, Iraqi ministries after war - 4/10/03 4:16 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Pentagon envisions parallel ministries led by Americans and Iraqis running postwar Iraq until an interim government can be established, Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz told a Senate panel Thursday.
U.S. accused of doing both too much and too little in post-Saddam Iraq - 4/10/03 4:16 PM
CAIRO, Egypt (AP) -- Opponents of Saddam Hussein denounced the United States on Thursday for meddling in Iraqi affairs and doing too little to maintain order -- a sign of growing Iraqi impatience a day after the regime lost control of Baghdad.
Two Islamic clerics die in attack at Shiite shrine at meeting meant to promote peace, witnesses say - 4/10/03 3:59 PM
NAJAF, Iraq (AP) -- A furious crowd hacked to death two clerics during a melee Thursday at one of Shiite Islam's holiest shrines, witnesses said, at a meeting meant to serve as a model for reconciliation in post-Saddam Iraq.
Israelis, Palestinians hope for peace breakthrough after demise of Saddam's regime - 4/10/03 3:53 PM
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The demise of Saddam Hussein's regime might create an opening for ending 30 months of Israeli-Palestinian fighting, officials from both sides said Thursday, offering very different scenarios.
Kurds sweep into oil-rich Kirkuk; coalition forces press closer to Saddam hometown - 4/10/03 3:50 PM
KIRKUK, Iraq (AP) -- With stunning speed and barely a fight, Kirkuk and its oil fields changed hands Thursday. By sundown, Kurdish fighters roamed unchallenged through the streets, looters had emptied government buildings down to the bathroom fixtures and statues of Saddam Hussein lay broken in the dust.
Thousands including carpenters, firefighters rally near ground zero in support of Iraq war - 4/10/03 3:40 PM
NEW YORK (AP) -- Thousands of construction workers and firefighters packed a noontime rally at ground zero Thursday in support of the war in Iraq which, to many of them, began right there on Sept. 11, 2001.
Iraq's U.N. ambassador meets U.N. secretary-general - 4/10/03 3:36 PM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Iraq's U.N. ambassador met privately Thursday with Secretary-General Kofi Annan but refused to talk about his immediate plans.
GOP leaders search for way to save budget deal - 4/10/03 3:30 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Top congressional Republicans hunted for support Thursday from pivotal moderate senators for a retooled House-Senate budget deal that could pave the way for passage this year of up to $626 billion in tax cuts through 2013.
U.S. targets Iraqi-Syrian border to prevent missile launches and stop regime leaders from fleeing - 4/10/03 3:27 PM
CAMP AS SAYLIYAH, Qatar (AP) -- Coalition airstrikes pounded Iraqi positions near Syria on Thursday, as special forces troops monitored the porous frontier to prevent regime loyalists from escaping and fresh fighters from entering Iraq, U.S. officials said.
Mail call! In heart of Baghdad, Marines read of friends, love, home - 4/10/03 3:25 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Striding from truck to Humvee, Marine Lance Cpl. Jeremy Johnson handed out armfuls of mail to jubilant Marines on Thursday, bringing many of them something they had coveted since the Iraq war started: word from home.
NYPD says it will destroy database of protesters' political information - 4/10/03 3:22 PM
NEW YORK (AP) -- New York City police this week ended a practice of questioning arrested anti-war demonstrators about their political affiliations and are destroying a database containing the information, officials said Thursday.
U.S. forces in Baghdad: After march of war, balancing act begins - 4/10/03 3:19 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Horns honked, men waved, children surged forward for hugs. Smiles and upturned thumbs appeared everywhere. Said one U.S. Marine: "I've got marriage proposals already."
Marines bring first trickle of food aid to southern Iraq city - 4/10/03 3:18 PM
NASIRIYAH, Iraq (AP) -- The first trickle of food aid reached this battered and impoverished southern city Thursday as U.S. Marines distributed bright yellow plastic bags of rice, beans and other basic foodstuffs.
US targets Iraqi-Syrian border to prevent missile launches and stop regime leaders from fleeing - 4/10/03 3:18 PM
CAMP AS SAYLIYAH, Qatar (AP) -- Coalition airstrikes pounded Iraqi positions near Syria on Thursday, as special forces troops monitored the porous frontier to prevent regime loyalists from escaping and fresh fighters from entering Iraq, U.S. officials said.
French, German leaders hail fall of Saddam regime, rise of UN influence - 4/10/03 3:13 PM
PARIS (AP) -- The leaders of France and Germany, two of the most vocal critics of the U.S.-led war on Iraq, both hailed the crumbling of the Saddam Hussein regime Thursday -- one enthusiastically, the other grudgingly.
Loose strings to tie up: weapons, POWs _ and a new government - 4/10/03 3:06 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- With Saddam Hussein gone from power, the United States can turn its attention to tying up other loose strings left undone after the 1991 war with Iraq.
Shuttered diplomacy: Iraqi diplomats await new orders - 4/10/03 2:58 PM
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) -- Confusion, denial and paranoia reigned in Iraqi consulates worldwide Thursday as diplomats awaited word of their uncertain future.
While war is waged in Iraq, ROTC and peace activists find way to coexist on U.S. campuses - 4/10/03 2:44 PM
PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) -- A military uniform attracted catcalls and anti-war slogans on many U.S. campuses during the Vietnam era. But these days, as Army ROTC cadet Joseph McConnell walks to his military science class at Princeton wearing camouflage, the main reaction is curiosity.
Of first aid, sheik power and `We love America' - 4/10/03 2:41 PM
ATSHAN, Iraq (AP) -- In full battle gear, Capt. Mike Johns sits cross-legged among the robed tribal elders. He's seeking cached weapons and intelligence. They want clean water and assurances the Americans won't leave them in a lethal lurch again.
Pentagon says U.S. forces aggressively going Iraq forces in north - 4/10/03 2:36 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. forces are aggressively targeting remaining Iraqi army units in the northern part of the country, the Pentagon said Thursday.
WASHN: he added. - 4/10/03 2:31 PM
McChrystal also said that the Army's 4th Mechanized Infantry Division, which had originally been slated to enter Iraq from Turkey and form a northern front, was about to join the fray. The unit had to take a detour through the Suez Canal from the Mediterranean to Kuwait after the Turkish parliament blocked
House salutes military with patriotic ceremony in Capitol - 4/10/03 2:26 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- House members put their hands over their hearts and sang "God Bless America" in a Capitol ceremony Thursday to praise the military and its allies in the Iraq war and honor families of those deployed.
Kurds enter oil-rich city of Kirkuk as regime's control disintegrates; Turkey sending military observers - 4/10/03 2:23 PM
KIRKUK, Iraq (AP) -- Kurdish fighters poured into Kirkuk on Thursday, facing little resistance. American officials said the Kurds would soon pull out -- easing anxieties in neighboring Turkey.
Kurds sweep into northern Iraq, Bush addresses Iraqis - 4/10/03 2:19 PM
Kurdish fighters swept into Kirkuk and other areas around Iraq's northern oil fields on Thursday, fresh evidence that Saddam Hussein's regime was history. "Your nation will soon be free," President Bush promised Iraqis in a televised address.
Two Islamic clerics die in attack at Shiite shrine, witnesses say - 4/10/03 2:16 PM
NAJAF, Iraq (AP) -- A crowd rushed and hacked to death two Shiite Muslim clerics -- one a Saddam Hussein loyalist, the other a returning exile who had urged support for U.S. troops -- during a meeting meant to forge reconciliation at one of Shiite Islam's holiest shrines, witnesses said.
Iraqi exile dreams of a 'New Assyria' in Iraq - 4/10/03 2:12 PM
CERES, Calif. (AP) -- For years, an Iraqi exile leader in California's Central Valley has done his best to irritate Saddam Hussein, beaming news and commentary into Iraq over a satellite network he runs from a castle-like building just off the interstate in this small farming town.
Marines battle holdouts in Baghdad; suicide attack wounds four - 4/10/03 2:08 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. forces battled holdout fighters Thursday at a palace and a mosque in Baghdad, with one Marine killed and up to 20 wounded. After dark in the capital, an apparent suicide attacker blew himself up at a U.S. checkpoint, injuring four Marines.
Suicide bomber in Baghdad injures four Marines - 4/10/03 2:05 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Four U.S. Marines were seriously wounded Thursday night when an apparent suicide attacker detonated explosives at a U.S. checkpoint in northern Baghdad.
First burial at Arlington National Cemetery for soldier killed in Iraq - 4/10/03 1:30 PM
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) -- Capt. Russell B. Rippetoe was laid to rest Thursday at Arlington National Cemetery, the first soldier from the Iraqi conflict to be buried on the historic grounds.
GOP leaders struggle to hold budget agreement together - 4/10/03 1:25 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Congressional Republican leaders labored Thursday to hold together a budget deal after new questions arose over whether the agreement would permit the higher tax cuts that many GOP lawmakers want.
BAGHDAD: their condition. - 4/10/03 1:10 PM
The Iraqi regime had warned that suicide attacks would be "routine military policy," and American troops have been wary of approaching civilians.
Bush tells Iraqi people, "The regime of Saddam Hussein is being removed" - 4/10/03 12:56 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush, launching a sweeping media campaign in war-torn Iraq, said in a televised address Thursday, "Your nation will soon be free." British ally Tony Blair assured Iraqis that coalition soldiers are "friends and liberators, not your conquerors."
Majority of Security Council members disagree with Bush-Blair vision for postwar Iraq - 4/10/03 12:25 PM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Most members of the U.N. Security Council want the United Nations to have a political role in Iraq's future and object to the supporting duties envisioned for it by the United States and Britain.
First burial at Arlington National Cemetery for soldier killed in Iraq - 4/10/03 12:23 PM
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) -- Capt. Russell B. Rippetoe was laid to rest Thursday at Arlington National Cemetery, the first soldier from the Iraqi conflict to be laid to rest on the historic burial ground.
Marines battle holdouts in Baghdad; America's Kurdish allies enter key oil city - 4/10/03 12:13 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. forces battled holdout fighters Thursday at a palace and a mosque in Baghdad, with one Marine killed and up to 20 wounded. In the north, America's Kurdish allies triumphantly entered the city of Kirkuk near some of Iraq's most productive oil fields.
Two Islamic clerics die in attack at Shiite shrine, witnesses say - 4/10/03 11:59 AM
NAJAF, Iraq (AP) -- A crowd rushed and hacked to death two Shiite Muslim clerics -- one a Saddam Hussein loyalist, the other a returning exile who had urged support for U.S. troops -- during a meeting meant to forge reconciliation at one of Shiite Islam's holiest shrines, witnesses said.
U.S. military campaign in Iraq said to be one for the textbooks - 4/10/03 11:49 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- This time, military historians are studying what went right: the Patton-like audacity of the three-week charge into Baghdad, fewer U.S. lives lost than had been feared, success in undermining Saddam Hussein without dreaded street-to-street city fighting.
GOP leaders struggle to hold budget agreement together - 4/10/03 11:35 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Congressional Republican leaders labored Thursday to hold together a budget deal after new questions arose over whether the agreement would permit the higher tax cuts that many GOP lawmakers want.
Witnesses: crowd hacks two Islamic clerics to death in holy city of Najaf - 4/10/03 11:26 AM
NAJAF, Iraq (AP) -- A crowd rushed two Islamic clerics and hacked them to death in this holy city Thursday, witnesses said. An unknown number of people were injured.
Kurdish soldiers enter oil-rich city of Kirkuk as regime's control disintegrates; Turkey sending military observers - 4/10/03 11:11 AM
KIRKUK, Iraq (AP) -- Kurdish fighters poured into the Iraqi oil city of Kirkuk on Thursday, facing little resistance. Turkey, concerned about its own minority Kurds, announced it was sending military observers to the city with U.S. approval.
Arabs outside Iraq stunned, apprehensive about fall of Baghdad - 4/10/03 11:09 AM
CAIRO, Egypt (AP) -- Arabs responded Thursday to the sudden collapse of Saddam Hussein's government with anger, shock and even disbelief. One newspaper refused to acknowledge that Baghdad had fallen.
Marines fight Iraqi forces shooting from Baghdad mosque - 4/10/03 11:08 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Iraqi fighters in northern Baghdad's Imam Mosque opened fire Thursday on U.S. Marines who were hunting for regime leaders, triggering a fierce battle.
Federal Reserve chairman says economy resilient in face of war - 4/10/03 11:08 AM
SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (AP) -- The U.S. economy showed resilience through the 2001 terrorist attacks, corporate scandals and declining stock prices, and should weather the war in Iraq as well, Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan said.
NAJAF, Iraq: were injured - 4/10/03 11:05 AM
"Al Kadar was an animal," said Adil Adnan al-Moussawi, 25, who witnessed the confrontation. "The people were shouting they hate him, he should not be here."
NAJAF, Iraq: in 1982 - 4/10/03 11:03 AM
When the two men appeared at the shrine, members of another faction loyal to a different mullah, Mohammed Braga al Saddar, verbally assailed them.
Baghdad is hit by arson and looting; U.S. troops are ordered to stop the plunder - 4/10/03 10:59 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Looters surged across Baghdad and government buildings were set on fire Thursday while U.S. troops battled pockets of resistance around the capital.
NAJAF, Iraq:independently confirmed. - 4/10/03 10:57 AM
The killings took place at the shrine of Imam Ali, one of the holiest sites of Shiite Islam, practiced by the majority of Iraqis.
Crowd hacks two Islamic clerics to death in Najaf, Iraq, witnesses say - 4/10/03 10:51 AM
NAJAF, Iraq (AP) -- A crowd rushed two Islamic clerics and hacked them to death in this holy city Thursday, witnesses said. An unknown number of people were injured.
Bush tells Iraqi people, "The regime of Saddam Hussein is being removed" - 4/10/03 10:42 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush, launching a sweeping media campaign in war-torn Iraq, said in a televised address Thursday, "Your nation will soon be free." British ally Tony Blair assured Iraqis that coalition soldiers are "friends and liberators, not your conquerors."
Stranded without a boss, Iraqi diplomats hole up - 4/10/03 10:32 AM
BERLIN (AP) -- Iraqi diplomats burned or shredded documents at their embassies as Saddam Hussein's government collapsed and left them without orders or unsure of who their new leader will be.
Clambering up Saddam statue as the world watched: 'a pretty crazy experience' - 4/10/03 9:40 AM
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Marine corporal who was seen around the world as he scaled a 40-foot statue of Saddam Hussein in Baghdad and covered the face with an American flag called the event "a pretty crazy experience."
Treasury announces tax relief for U.S. military forces in Iraq - 4/10/03 9:20 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- There will be at least one less worry for American forces fighting in Iraq -- unlike other Americans, they won't have to bother filing their tax returns by next Tuesday's April 15 deadline.
Marines battle holdouts at Baghdad palace, mosque; America's Kurdish allies enter key oil city - 4/10/03 9:18 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. forces battled holdout fighters Thursday at a palace and a mosque in Baghdad; one Marine was killed and up to 20 wounded. In the north, America's Kurdish allies achieved a major breakthrough -- triumphantly entering the city of Kirkuk near some of Iraq's most productive oil field
Rescued U.S. POW Jessica Lynch steadily improving at military hospital in Germany - 4/10/03 9:13 AM
LANDSTUHL, Germany (AP) -- Rescued U.S. POW Jessica Lynch is steadily improving and spending less time in bed since she was moved out of intensive care at a military hospital, a spokesman said Thursday.
U.S. bears down on Saddam Hussein's hometown, possible Iraqi last stand - 4/10/03 9:10 AM
CAMP AS SAYLIYAH, Qatar (AP) -- In the northern desert hometown of Saddam Hussein, die-hard Iraqi loyalists are hunkering down under withering U.S. airstrikes and digging in for a potential last stand.
ISTANBUL, Turkey: Gul said. - 4/10/03 9:09 AM
Turkey has had several thousand troops in northern Iraq for the past few years fighting Turkish Kurdish rebels who have bases in northern Iraq not far from the Turkish border.
Chirac hails fall of Saddam Hussein, presses for return to 'full sovereignty' with U.N. help - 4/10/03 9:06 AM
PARIS (AP) -- France on Thursday hailed the fall of Saddam Hussein, but President Jacques Chirac added that full sovereignty must be returned to Iraq as soon as possible and "with the legitimacy of the United Nations."
Turkey sending military observers to Kirkuk - 4/10/03 9:01 AM
ISTANBUL, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey is sending military observers to Kirkuk following an Iraqi Kurdish move into the oil-rich city in northern Iraq, Turkey's foreign minister said Thursday.
Stranded without a boss, Iraqi diplomats hole up _ and some abandon ship - 4/10/03 8:29 AM
BERLIN (AP) -- As Saddam Hussein's government collapsed, Iraqi diplomats were jumping ship, burning documents or -- at the very least -- left stranded in their embassies without orders and unsure of who their new boss will be.
Bush tells Iraqi people, "The regime of Saddam Hussein is being removed" - 4/10/03 8:25 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush, launching a massive media campaign in war-torn Iraq, said in a nationally televised address Thursday, "Your nation will soon be free." British ally Tony Blair assured Iraqis that coalition soldiers are "friends and liberators, not your conquerors."
Marines fight Iraqi forces shooting from Baghdad mosque - 4/10/03 8:23 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Iraqi fighters in northern Baghdad's Imam Mosque opened fire Thursday on U.S. Marines who were hunting for regime leaders, triggering a fierce battle.
New York City police to end practice of collecting data on protesters' political backgrounds - 4/10/03 8:13 AM
NEW YORK (AP) -- Police officials said they will destroy a database that contains information about the prior political activities of those arrested in anti-war demonstrations.
Marines battle holdouts at Baghdad palace, mosque; America's Kurdish allies enter key oil city - 4/10/03 7:59 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. forces battled holdout fighters Thursday at a palace and a mosque in Baghdad; one Marine was killed and up to 20 wounded. In the north, America's Kurdish allies achieved a major breakthrough -- entering the city of Kirkuk near some of Iraq's most productive oil fields.
Baghdad is hit by arson and looting; U.S. troops are ordered to stop the plunder - 4/10/03 7:53 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Looting surged and government buildings were set on fire across Baghdad on Thursday while U.S. troops concentrated more on fighting pockets of resistance than on keeping order.
U.S. to focus military action on northern Iraq - 4/10/03 7:49 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- American forces tightened their control in Baghdad, while working to bolster ground forces for continued fighting in other parts of Iraq, officials said Thursday.
Republican Guard mostly a no-show as coalition grabs Baghdad - 4/10/03 7:05 AM
CAMP AS SAYLIYAH, Qatar (AP) -- With American troops rolling through Baghdad, U.S. military leaders are asking a disturbing question: Have Iraq's Republican Guards really melted away, or are they regrouping to fight another day?
U.S. to focus military action on northern Iraq - 4/10/03 7:04 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Despite the heavy U.S. military presence in Baghdad, pockets of the capital and a large swath of north-central Iraq remain outside coalition forces' control.
Kurdish fighters enter the strategic northern oil city of Kirkuk - 4/10/03 7:01 AM
KIRKUK, Iraq (AP) -- A convoy of Kurdish peshmerga fighters moved into the oil-rich city of Kirkuk on Thursday.
KIRKUK: for toppling - 4/10/03 7:00 AM
People moved around, ignoring the Iraqis' bodies.
KIRKUK: city, Mosul. - 4/10/03 6:55 AM
Kirkuk, a predominantly Kurdish city, is the center of one of Iraq's richest oil regions.
Baghdad is hit by arson and looting; U.S. troops are ordered to stop the plunder - 4/10/03 6:53 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Looting surged and government buildings were set on fire across Baghdad on Thursday while U.S. troops concentrated more on fighting pockets of resistance than on keeping order.
Marines battle holdouts at Baghdad palace, mosque; America's Kurdish allies enter key oil city - 4/10/03 6:45 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. forces battled holdout fighters Thursday at a palace and a mosque in Baghdad; one Marine was killed and up to 20 wounded. By the thousands, people from poor outlying districts surged into the city center with wheelbarrows and pushcarts to loot government buildings.
KIRKUK: Kurdish fighters. - 4/10/03 6:44 AM
The cars and trucks flew the flags of the two major political parties who rule the two sectors of the autonomous region; yellow for Kurdistan Democratic Party and green for the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan.
KIRKUK: the city. - 4/10/03 6:42 AM
A U.S. military official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said American special operations forces were attempting to get a U.S. presence into the city "in the interest of regional stability" -- an apparent reference to Turkey's concerns about Kurds taking over the key oil city.
Kurdish fighters enter Kirkuk - 4/10/03 6:40 AM
KIRKUK, Iraq (AP) -- A convoy of Kurdish peshmerga fighters moved into the oil-rich city of Kirkuk on Thursday.
Marines fight Iraqi forces shooting from Baghdad mosque - 4/10/03 6:40 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Iraqi fighters in northern Baghdad's Imam Mosque opened fire Thursday on U.S. Marines who were hunting for regime leaders, triggering a fierce battle.
Dissent over war provokes people to break taboo on criticizing Egyptian president - 4/10/03 6:37 AM
CAIRO, Egypt (AP) -- Egyptians angered by the Iraq war have begun testing the limits of public dissent in their country, publicly criticizing President Hosni Mubarak and even ripping down his portrait.
Israel dismisses reserve soldiers called up because of Iraqi missile threat - 4/10/03 6:25 AM
JERUSALEM (AP) -- In a sign of easing tensions over the war in Iraq, the Israeli army on Thursday sent home reserve soldiers called up to boost the country's air defense in case of an attack by Iraq.
Skirmishes flare on Baghdad outskirts; U.S. commanders plan for next stages of the war - 4/10/03 6:22 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. forces battled holdout fighters Thursday at a palace and a mosque in Baghdad; one Marine was killed and up to 20 wounded. By the thousands, people from poor outlying districts surged into the city center with wheelbarrows and pushcarts to loot government buildings.
Arabs outside Iraq stunned, apprehensive about fall of Baghdad - 4/10/03 5:42 AM
CAIRO, Egypt (AP) -- Arabs responded Thursday to the sudden collapse of Saddam Hussein's government with anger, shock and even disbelief. One newspaper refused to acknowledge that Baghdad had fallen.
Saddam Who? Iraq's U.N. ambassador distances himself from regime; embassies destroy documents - 4/10/03 5:35 AM
After weeks of swaggering rhetoric, Iraq's U.N. ambassador has made an abrupt about-face, claiming he has "no relationship" with Saddam Hussein and "no communication" with the regime.
The fighting is far from over: Fierce battle is waged over palace outside Baghdad - 4/10/03 5:33 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Looting surged and buildings were set on fire across Baghdad on Thursday as U.S. troops focused on fighting pockets of resistance instead of keeping order.
Georgia museum for U.S. prisoners of war highlights adversity facing POWs in Iraq - 4/10/03 4:48 AM
ANDERSONVILLE, Ga. (AP) -- With American soldiers once again being held prisoner, this time in Iraq, visitors to the National Prisoner of War Museum are reminded that the suffering of POWs isn't just part of history.
Memorial service held aboard USS Kitty Hawk for fallen naval officer - 4/10/03 4:39 AM
ABOARD THE USS KITTY HAWK (AP) -- Sailors and pilots held a memorial Thursday for a U.S. naval officer who died in a helicopter crash while serving on a British ship during the war against Iraq.
Iraqi-Americans rejoice at Saddam's apparent defeat and plan for the future - 4/10/03 4:28 AM
DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) -- Without fail, for 17 years, Zahra al-Jafer wore only black clothes.
Majority of Security Council members disagree with Bush-Blair vision for postwar Iraq - 4/10/03 4:15 AM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Most members of the U.N. Security Council want the body to have a political role in Iraq's future and object to the supporting duties envisioned for it by the United States and Britain.
Humanitarian groups demand safe and unimpeded access to Iraqis - 4/10/03 4:08 AM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Casting a wary eye at scenes of jubilation and looting in Baghdad, aid groups warned that Iraq could descend into chaos and pleaded for help in securing unimpeded access to needy civilians.
In remote New Mexico town with 12 residents in the military, everyone shares in war anxiety - 4/10/03 3:10 AM
SEBOYETA, N.M. (AP) -- This remote New Mexico outpost is quiet most days, its dirt roads barren save for a meandering cow or the flash of a dog darting between adobe homes.
For Powell the warrior-diplomat, it's just diplomacy again - 4/10/03 3:07 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- First, Colin Powell was the administration's voice of moderation, the cautious diplomat working to avoid war. When his appeals at the United Nations failed, he became the tough-talking retired general willing to go to war as a last resort.
Ranking Iraqi soldiers likely studied at Czech academy during communist era, officials say - 4/10/03 3:01 AM
BRNO, Czech Republic (AP) -- It's a little-known fact in the Czech Republic, which has sent hundreds of troops to play a non-combat role in the war in Iraq: Some of Baghdad's brightest military minds were actually trained here.
Small protests across the country put a human face on the anti-war movement - 4/10/03 2:56 AM
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- Intent on getting their mail or stamps, some residents simply stride past the woman clasping an anti-war placard outside the brick-and-marble post office.
Iraqis happy to see Saddam go, now waiting for Americans to leave - 4/10/03 2:50 AM
AMARAH, Iraq (AP) -- Local leaders were adamant when the U.S. Marines came into this eastern city: They didn't want to see U.S. flags, didn't want Iraqi flags torn down and didn't want soldiers interacting with their women at checkpoints.
United States has many loose ends to tie from Iraq war _ past and present - 4/10/03 2:44 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- "There's not going to be a repeat of 1991," President Bush promised in the days before Baghdad fell.
GOP leaders hope to push budget deal through Congress - 4/10/03 2:33 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Top congressional Republicans say they have a budget deal ready for passage that would let them resolve their internal feud over tax cuts later this year. But they are still hunting for a compromise on a separate bill providing about $80 billion for war and anti-terrorism costs.
Saddam's Baath party may be too deeply rooted to destroy completely - 4/10/03 2:04 AM
DOHA, Qatar (AP) -- The Baath Party ruled Iraq well before Iraqi President Saddam Hussein seized full control -- and it is likely to haunt Iraqi politics long after he disappears.
Glimpses of horror as Marines find suspected torture chamber in Iraq - 4/10/03 1:52 AM
NASIRIYAH, Iraq (AP) -- The five tiny, windowless cells were not just used for incarceration, the Marines soon discovered.
Sights and sounds of war resonate in nations that have offered help - 4/10/03 1:39 AM
Albania sent five soldiers off to war, triggering two days of intensive media coverage.
Iraqis topple statue of Saddam and celebrate the fall of Baghdad near Olympic stadium - 4/10/03 1:35 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- They used shoes and slippers, sledgehammers, cardboard boxes, sticks and garbage. Joyous Baghdad residents pelted, swatted and swung just about anything they could find Wednesday at the toppled statue of Saddam Hussein -- the most potent symbol of the Iraqi leader's stunningly swift d
What next for Iraqi embassy employees around the world? Nobody's quite certain yet - 4/10/03 1:29 AM
In New York, the Iraqi ambassador to the United Nations acknowledged the war was over. In Japan, Iraqi diplomats were busy shredding documents. And in Brazil, Baghdad's envoys were burning papers and hanging up on reporters.
U.S. military campaign in Iraq said to be one for the textbooks - 4/10/03 1:26 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- This time, military historians are studying what went right: the Patton-like audacity of the three-week charge into Baghdad, fewer U.S. lives lost than had been feared, success in undermining Saddam Hussein without dreaded street-to-street city fighting.
Iraqis topple statue to celebrate end of Saddam's rule - 4/10/03 12:58 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Their hour of freedom at hand, jubilant Iraqis celebrated the collapse of Saddam Hussein's murderous regime on Wednesday, beheading a toppled statue of their longtime ruler in downtown Baghdad and embracing American troops as liberators.
Iraqis topple statue of Saddam and celebrate the fall of Baghdad - 4/10/03 12:09 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- They used shoes and slippers, sledgehammers, cardboard boxes, sticks and garbage. Joyous Baghdad residents pelted, swatted and swung just about anything they could find Wednesday at the toppled statue of Saddam Hussein -- the most potent symbol of the Iraqi leader's stunningly swift d

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